Agile + DevOps East 2019 Concurrent Session : 5 Steps to a DevOps Transformation

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Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

5 Steps to a DevOps Transformation

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For any continuously improving organization, certain actions are commonly applicable when going through large amounts of change. Dan Barker walks through the five steps to transformational change that he's found to be crucial for moving to DevOps processes: establish the vision; create shared experiences; educate, educate, educate; find evangelists; and get feedback. Dan will elaborate on each item with methods he's used in real transformations at multiple companies. He'll also describe how these all tie into the DevOps culture, which is really what is being transformed in the company. You will explore examples to discuss and ideas to implement, as well as get additional resources for learning more. You'll walk away with new ideas of how to manage a large change in a company.

Dan Barker
RSA Security

Dan Barker spent twelve years in the military as a fighter jet mechanic before transitioning to a career in technology as a software engineer and then a manager. He was the chief architect at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, leading their technical and cultural transformation. He's now leading RSA Archer as their chief architect in their cloud migration and conversion to SaaS. Dan is also an organizer of DevOps KC and the DevOpsDays KC conference.